How to Be an Inclusive Leader

Career Development

** WCNY Response to COVID-19 **
Join the WCNY and Career Development team for an interactive workshop on Inclusive Leadership led by Natalie Edwards (WG ‘18), Director of Inclusion and Diversity at the Estée Lauder Companies, Inc. (ELC).

Through this session, you’ll learn to:
  • Understand different leadership styles and the benefits of inclusive leadership
  • Acquire the tools and skills needed to promote a sense of belonging
  • Identify cross-cultural challenges and enhance cross-cultural competencies
  • Be empowered to give actionable feedback across difference and lead equitable professional development on your teams
  • Create an action plan to model inclusive behaviors

About Natalie Edwards
Natalie Neilson Edwards is the Director, Inclusion & Diversity, for The Estee Lauder Companies, which consists of 30+ prestige cosmetics, skincare, haircare, and fragrance brands. Natalie joined ELC in May 2018 upon graduation from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where she received her MBA in May 2018 with a concentration in business analytics.

While at Wharton, Natalie was most known for her impact on diversity. Working with the Dean as the Wharton Graduate Association's VP of Diversity and as one of the only student members of the Diversity Strategy & Policy Task Force, she drafted the school's official diversity plan, served as an advocate for underrepresented populations, and helped to double the black student population in one year as a result of her student leadership & outreach innovation within admissions. Broomstick Weddings, the award-winning startup Natalie incubated at Wharton, provides wedding planning resources to multicultural couples, and was the only startup interviewed in the New York Times about the multiculturally-focused wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Natalie's leadership landed her a spot on Poets & Quants' "Best & Brightest MBAs 2018" list, which profiles the top 100 graduating MBAs globally. Natalie was one of three Wharton students on the list, out of her graduating class of 850.

Prior to attending Wharton, Natalie launched her career in HR strategy at Deloitte Consulting where she implemented HR technology and Diversity and Inclusion strategies for the United States Government.

In addition to her Wharton MBA, Natalie holds a bachelors in finance from Howard University, where she graduated as Female Graduate of the Year.

Thursday, April 16, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm

 As a service to the community, there is no cost to attend this session but capacity is limited.

Webinar Access Information:
A link, accessible by personal computer, tablet or smartphone, will be emailed to all registered guests 24-48 hours prior to the event to the "Primary Email" address listed in your profile.  Please review your profile to confirm that the email address listed is correct.  We will attempt to provide the ability to ask questions at the end of the presentation and time permitting.

Click here to register. Please register early as events can and do sell out quickly.
Pre-registration is required.  Registration is subject to availability and will close on Thursday, April 16th at 9:00am.